“He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known … and even that is an understatement,” Jacy wrote alongside a series of photos with the late star that she shared via Instagram on Saturday, May 28. “My life these past couple of years has been nothing but truly magical.”
“Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever,” she continued. “We laughed daily, and we were inseparable. The chemistry was wild in the best way. He was everything in the world to me and we couldn’t get enough of each other. The kind of real love that one dreams of.”
The Field of Dreams star was in the Dominican Republic filming Dangerous Waters at the time of his death.
“We were deeply saddened to learn of Ray’s passing, it’s a tremendous loss and our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, fiancée Jacy and daughter Karsen,” the producers of the film told In Touch at the time.
Keep reading to learn more details about Jacy.
Ray Liotta and Jacy Nittolo Got Engaged in 2020
The pair revealed they got engaged via their respective Instagram accounts in December 2020.
“Christmas wishes do come true.” Ray captioned an Instagram post that month, featuring a photo of him and Jacy together. “I asked the love of my life to marry me, and thank God she said ‘yes’!!!”
That month, Jacy also referred to her fiancé as the “love of my life” in a birthday tribute post she shared via Instagram.
Ray Liotta and Jacy Nittolo Had a Low-Key Romance
Ray and Jacy kept their relationship out of the public eye for the most part, as they shared only a few images of each other on social media. However, the lovebirds affectionately posed for a few sweet photos together from time to time, which they shared via Instagram.
In May 2021, Jacy posted a stunning, picture-perfect moment on her account, featuring Ray holding a cigar in her mouth while they looked at the camera.
“Smokin’ hot,” she captioned the post at the time.
In January 2022, the brunette beauty revealed that she and the Killing Them Softly actor jetted off to the Virgin Islands for a trip. Jacy shared a scenic picture of them standing on the shoreline together, in which she donned a beautiful slit dress and Ray wore a white collared shirt and cream-colored pants.
Ray Liotta and Jacy Nittolo Attended Red Carpet Events Together
Although they didn’t attend every high-end Hollywood event, Ray and Jacy made an appearance at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Many Saints of Newark star even gushed about his love accompanying him for the evening in a since-deleted November 2020 Instagram post.
“FBF — February 8th earlier this year at the Spirit Awards accepting the Robert Altman Award with the cast of Marriage Story,” Ray wrote at the time. “Here, I’m backstage with my fiancé Jacy Nittolo after the award ceremony.”
Jacy Nittolo Shares 4 Kids With Ex-Husband Joey Nittolo
Jacy was once married to producer Joseph “Joey” Nittolo before she began a relationship with Ray, and they share four children.
While she tends to keep her children out of the spotlight, Jacy tagged all of her kids in a Mother’s Day Instagram post in May 2021.
“Early Mother’s Day celebration with the crew. Missing @karsen_liotta,” she captioned a group shot, featuring her kids Chazz, Joey, Jade and Dax.